Winnie Harlow has detailed her makeup routine before an event, and it includes using eye drops on the vitiligo patches of her skin to help reduce any redness.
The 25-year-old model recently filmed a makeup routine with Vogue in honor of New York Fashion Week. During the video, she detailed the different tricks she uses on her vitiligo patches — a skin disease that causes discoloration.
‘What I like to do is use Visine Eye Drops on the skin, on the white parts of my skin, to take the redness out,’ Winnie said while dropping the liquid onto her face.
Winnie said she came up with the trick because she always carried Visine around in her bag to help with any eye redness from allergies.
‘I have really bad allergies so I always have Visine on me anyway,’ she said. ‘I thought if it it whitens my eyes, wouldn’t it whiten my skin? And I tried it and it does.’
Prior to adding Visine to patches of her face to help brighten the area, Winnie will first cleanse her skin and then do a homemade mask made up of manuka honey, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and apple cider vinegar.
‘I really feel like my skin breakouts the most around Fashion Week,’ Winnie said from in the video, which was filmed at The Dominick Hotel in New York City.
The model had a busy New York Fashion Week as she appeared in multiple shows, including walking for Tom Hilfiger x Zendaya and LaQuan Smith.
But she felt like she was prepping for ‘war’ because of the makeup required for each show.
‘Your skin isn’t made for makeup,’ Winnie said. ‘But prep the skin and prepare it for war.’
The makeup routine continued with Winnie detailing to her followers how she decides to do her makeup around her vitiligo patches.